Green Crusader Wu Lihong On A Mission To Make Lake Tai Pristine Again

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

Wu Lihong, a former factory salesman, is on a crusade to save Lake Tai – China’s third largest freshwater lake – once considered an ecological treasure.  With the boom in Chinese economy, authorities in the province of Jiangsu, east China, welcomed the industrialization that was happening around the lake. Twenty years later, the once proud water body is a teeming ...

Astronauts Notice Mysterious Ice Circles in Lake Baikal in Russia

June 2, 2009 / No Comments

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have spotted what has been described as “two mysterious dark circles” in the ice of Lake Baikal in Russia. Some aspects of “odd blemishes” that the astronauts noticed in April 2009 defy explanation and hence mysterious. [caption id="attachment_5411" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mysterious Circles in Lake Baikal in Russia (world"][/caption] According to scientists, the two circles ...

What Do The Swiss Call Lake Geneva?

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

With 60-percent jurisdiction under Switzerland and 40-percent under France, Lake Geneva is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe when it comes to surface area (582 km² - 225 mi²). The crescent-shaped lake is second just after Lake Balaton, in Hungary, has a maximum length of 73 km (45 mi), a maximum width of 14 km (8.7 mi) and ...